CHAPTER III: Medicine in the Age of Empiricism

Golding, John
January 1994
Ascent to Mona as Illustrated by a Short History of Jamaican Med;1994, p13
Book Chapter
Chapter 3 of the book "Ascent to Mona As Illustrated by a Short History of Jamaican Medical Care" is presented. It offers a historical overview of the development of medicine in the age of empiricism in Europe. The most significant development in medical science is said to have been made by zoologist John Hunter, who can be considered as the founder of scientific surgery. It discusses the introduction of anaesthesia in medicine, citing the contributions of surgeon Crawford Long and dentist Horace Wells.


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